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Border Terrier

Overview of Border Terrier

Border Terrier dog breed is Pure breed Small in size. Fur of Border Terrier is Harsh and dense; with close undercoat. . Basic origin of Border Terrier is Scotland, England. Border Terrier is Good With Children and Good With Other Animals and Hypoallergenic and Low Shedding Dogs, Border Terrier is commonly Even Tempered, Alert, Obedient, Fearless, Intelligent, Affectionate. Though sometimes stubborn and strong willed, border terriers are, on the whole very even tempered, and are friendly and rarely aggressive. They are very good with children, but may chase cats and any other small pets.Borders do well in task-oriented activities and have a surprising ability to jump high and run fast given the size of their legs. The breed has excelled in agility training, but they are quicker to learn jumps and see-saws than weaving poles. They take training for tasks very well, but appear less trainable if being taught mere tricks. The border in recent years has been bred to harbor a more subtle character so are more adaptable to apartment living if properly exercised.They are intelligent and eager to please, but they retain the capacity for independent thinking and initiative that were bred into them for working rats and fox underground. Their love of people and even temperament make them fine therapy dogs, especially for children and the elderly, and they are occasionally used to aid the blind or deaf. From a young age they should be trained on command.
Border Terrier is available in red, blue and tan, grizzle and tan Colors.

Height and weight of Border Terrier

Adult Male of Border Terrier is about 6–7 kg (13–15 lb) and adult female of Border Terrier is about 5–6.5 kg (11–14 lb) in Weight.
Height of Border Terrier is commonly 13 to 16 in (33 to 41 cm).

Common Health Issues of Border Terrier

Border Terrier has tendency to suffer from Hip dysplasia, Perthes disease, Various heart defects, Juvenile cataracts, Progressive retinal atrophy and Seizures  

Appearance of Border Terrier

Identifiable by their otter-shaped heads, Border Terriers have a broad skull and short (although many are fairly long), strong muzzle with a scissors bite. The V-shaped ears are on the sides of the head and fall towards the cheeks. Common coat colors are grizzle-and-tan, blue-and-tan, red, or wheaten. Whiskers are few and short. The tail is naturally moderately short, thick at the base and tapering.Narrow-bodied and well-proportioned, males stand 13 to 16 in (33 to 41 cm) at the shoulder, and weigh 13 to 15.5 lb (5.9 to 7.0 kg); females 11 to 14 in (28 to 36 cm) and 11.5 to 14 pounds (5.2 to 6.4 kg). They are very versatile in families and as family pets

Working Class of Border Terrier

Basically Border Terrier is Hunting dog but is also used as Companion dog.

Training of Border Terrier

Border Terrier is easy to train.  It learns basic commands such as sit, stay, come easily. Behavior training is also very important for your Border Terrier.  Behavior training prevents and or corrects bad habits of your puppy or dog. Behavior and basic commands training for your Border Terrier should must on these lines. Do not get impatient. You will probably have to repeat the command many times. Never use negative reinforcement. Do not call your dog to come to you for punishment because this will teach your dog not to come on command. Be sure to keep any frustration out of the tone of your voice. If you feel yourself becoming frustrated, take a break. Your dog can sense this and will start to associate training with your unhappiness. You cannot hide your frustration from a dog. You cannot pretend. Dogs can feel human emotion, so stay relaxed, firm and confident.

Exercise and Fitness of Border Terrier

Daily exercise for your Border Terrier is important, dogs are living with human since thousands of years, wild dogs have challenges to survive so they work daily to find food, save food and themselves from other animals but companion dogs have nothing to do, they have ready food and couch to sit, which may affect their health, habits and activity.
Your Border Terrier is recommended Running,Walking regular according to its breed specific exercise requirements.

Behavior of Border Terrier with children and other pets

Borders can adapt to different environments and situations well, and are able to deal with temporary change well. They will get along well with cats that they have been raised with, but may chase other cats and small animals such as mice, birds, rabbits, squirrels, rats, and guinea pigs.

Special instructions related to your Border Terrier

Borders love to sit and watch what is going on. Walks with Borders will often involve them sitting and lying in the grass to observe the environment around them.

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